Please note this version of The Snowman is orchestrated for string quintet
Stories Set To Music with Dance
Toscana Strings introduce the string family to the audience and the concept of ballet.
Toscana Strings explains about word painting and how music can help tell a story by creating different sounds and effects. They then play a few sections of The Snowman music to demonstrate this for example the little boy making big footprints in the snow and the revving of the motorbike engine. The audience is encourage to use their imaginations when listening to the music to paint pictures in their minds.
The audience is then taught a series of dance moves to the iconic theme of We're Walking in the Air and The Snowman Dance.
Toscana Strings and Laura then perform the story and ask the audience to join in during these two sections.